Hot bath and showers?

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bamptonbred
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   Posted 12/15/2008 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
For the last few years i have been suffering with ms type symptoms,Im still trying to find a exact diagnosis to what i have, i think that i may have ms or possibly lymes disease..
 
The one thing i wondered is it common to see an improvement in numbness in your limbs after a hot shower or bath?  Because my symptom almost completely go for awhile untill my body temp returns to normal...
 
I can only seem to find people saying it makes there symptoms worse..
 
Thanks!!

rhondab
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   Posted 12/15/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Bamptonbred

Actually, with ms u'r symptoms would usually increase and become worse with heat or hot baths/showers. It's only when u'r body temp returns to a normal state that u find u'rself becoming better again.

Post Edited By Moderator (Gretchen1) : 12/15/2008 4:28:12 PM (GMT-7)


Gretchen1
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bamptonbred,
 
If you have had a clear MRI and you actually feel better after a hot shower or a bath...my guess is you don't have MS.  I know you have posted on the Lyme board as I read there about your clean test results.  You might want to follow up on their suggestions.  What do the doctors say about your symptoms?
 
You are always welcome to post questions and support.  Please let us know how you are doing.


Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

Post Edited (Gretchen1) : 12/15/2008 4:31:37 PM (GMT-7)


bamptonbred
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi rhondab, Yeah thats what thought! 
 
What ever it is my symptoms do seem to go in to remission from time to time,
 
Has im writing this my both legs are numb,and my left arm feels dead..
 
 

bamptonbred
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi gretchen, Thanks!! :-)

Its so frustrating not knowing what i have wrong with me,

My dr isnt quite sure,  i know i have been under alot of stress these last few years,even before my symptoms started.

 

But i dont think it is stress related. i mean i fell quite relaxed at the moment and im still numb

 


Gretchen1
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   Posted 12/15/2008 6:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hang in there......limboland is not fun.  Keep after those doctors.

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006
 
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.


Motown John
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   Posted 12/16/2008 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Tuesday a.m.
 
Good morning:
 
I live in Michigan.  And.....it gets really cold in February....
 
@ 7 years ago, my wife went out to lunch with a girlfriend on Sunday p.m.\
 
NFL season was over....
 
And....I was home alone....and decided ..."...I am going to take a bath...".   I hadn't taken a bath since I was in a hottub on vaca with my wife a few years earlier.
 
So....I ran a warm bath...and got in...and after @ 30 seconds, I COULD NOT MOVE!!!
 
My first thought....."...well, it has been a good 45 years...."
 
And I struggled up to faucets to turn on cold water which cooled down bath....and  I lived another day.
 
 
And to this day....my once a week shower kicks my  butt....
 
 
John
 
 
And...as I sat there, unable to move, I remember reading how pre-MRI, the hot/warm water test was a diagnostic tool.
 
 
DX'ed June 21st, 1987
 


bamptonbred
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   Posted 12/16/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi john,Thanks for reply

 i have been rechearhing ms,and now feel it is'nt ms, apparently dr's use to use the hot bath test to diagnose ms,..

 

I still aint sure what i got,but i know it aint stress.

 

Anyone know much about neuropathy?.. Does that make symptoms worse from hot bath?

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